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Belfort

By Philip_H
View from the Quay of the Rosary (De Rozenhoedkaai) looking across the Rosary dock towards the Belfry of Bruges (Belfort).

The Belfry of Bruges, or Belfort, is a medieval bell tower in the historic centre of Bruges. One of the city's most prominent symbols, the belfry formerly housed a treasury and the municipal archives, and served as a watchtower (inside of which were hung bells, each bell having a distinct sound and function (eg bells for danger, bells for important announcements, bells to indicate the time, etc.). A narrow, steep staircase of 366 steps, accessible by the public for an entry fee, leads to the top of the 83m high tower, which leans about a half a metre to the east.

Thanks for all the C&Cs on 'Poortersloge'.

Best wishes,
Philip

Tags: Water Architecture Bell tower Bruges Belgium Belfry World heritage site Belfort Quay of the rosary Rosary dock De rozenhoedkaai Belfry of bruges

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nonur Plus
8 17 11 Turkey
10 Apr 2013 7:56PM
A very nice shot, the swans are bonus.

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WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
10 Apr 2013 7:57PM
... and we walked up all 366 of them!! Lovely detailed architecture, Philip, the Bell Tower balances the image well.

Dave
Mrsbass 4 2 1 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 8:07PM
Superb composition of this beautiful town Philip, I too love the swans on the river. As ever an interesting write up.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
10 Apr 2013 8:26PM
Excellent view of this town!
10 Apr 2013 9:09PM

Quote:... and we walked up all 366 of them!! Lovely detailed architecture, Philip, the Bell Tower balances the image well.

Dave



I did too, but 30 years ago when I was young, fit and agile!

P Grin
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 108 14 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 9:22PM
A great image PhilipSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile


Cliff
EAS 7 1 13 Scotland
10 Apr 2013 9:38PM
Wonderful, right down to those 2 Swans!

Ann
HELANA 6 United Kingdom
10 Apr 2013 11:12PM
That a lot of steps to go Philip, the composition is very good, a brighter day should hace make a lot o differenceSmileSmile to the image.
Elena
10 Apr 2013 11:38PM
Superb composition and capture.
Effrossini
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
11 Apr 2013 5:23AM
Great back ground info on this stunning image Philip !! I am not keen to go up in any leaning tower - Pisa, Belfort or any other place Smile I love the architecture here - stunning !
CarolG Plus
10 198 19 Greece
11 Apr 2013 6:19AM
A fine composition and presentation, Philip. Carol
CaroleS Plus
6 424 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 11:37AM
Beautiful classic architecture.
Carole
Rende Plus
9 38 4 Netherlands
11 Apr 2013 3:49PM
Lovely composition Philip.
Rende
Brian65 7 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 7:08PM
Superb image Phil.
Brian
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2013 8:31PM
A super shot
Ju
Chinga Plus
6 3 1 United Kingdom
12 Apr 2013 9:03PM
Lovely architecture. Very pleasing image. IB

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